Residential and respite care
For those sympathetic to the Christian faith
About Middlefields House in Chippenham, Wiltshire
Welcome to Middlefields House, a brand-new state of the art residential care home which opened in summer 2021 in Chippenham. The home, which won a Pinders Healthcare Award 2022 for Best Architectural Design, offers high quality, personalised care for 48 residents aged 65 and over, including those with dementia, respite care to those who need it, and care for those at the end of their lives.
Rooms are available on the ground floor and the first floor, and all have en-suite bathrooms. They are fully furnished, but we believe it is important that residents enjoy a feeling of homeliness, so each resident is encouraged to personalise their room with their own belongings.
The new home has been built in four households of 12 people. Each household feels like a regular family home, with a lounge and dining area, as well as a second lounge. There are also communal spaces for the whole home, including a winter garden. There is also a coffee shop on-site, The Harvest Coffee Shop, open to the public seven days a week 9.30am to 3.30pm
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Snacks and drinks
Hymns and songs
Home cooked meals
24 hour care
Caring and highly trained staff
Middlefields House is run by a General Manager, a Registered Care Manager and a Hospitality Manager. They oversee a team of dedicated and trained carers, a facilities team, a housekeeping team, and a catering team. Our Activities & Community Engagement (ACE) Facilitator oversees a team of volunteers.
The Way We Care at Middlefields House
At Pilgrims’ Friend Society, our approach to care, The Way We Care, underpins life in our homes, helping us to create communities where older people can flourish.
At the heart of The Way We Care is our commitment to making sure we know each person really well so we can care for them in the way that’s best for them. When someone comes to live at Middlefields House, a senior member of the care team will discuss their needs with them and create an individual Care Plan which covers everything from their history to their social interests, personal relationships, hobbies, and emotional, spiritual and cultural needs. We call those who live with us ‘family members’ reflecting our commitment to creating places where those who choose to live with us feel truly at home.
We support those who live with us to remain as independent as possible but our care team provide support with activities such as bathing, dressing and mealtimes for those who need it. We focus on seeing the individual person first before seeing any form of illness or disability. This is especially relevant when caring for those living with a form of dementia.
As part of The Way We Care, we build communities where those who live with us can enjoy an active spiritual and social life. Bible study groups meet regularly, and we have main devotions in the lounge which are led by local ministers and staff. We also provide support for personal devotion and prayer. We have a regular prayer meeting once a week where people can pray for each other.
Our Activities & Community Engagement (ACE) Facilitator oversees activities, planned together with our family members. Activities include singing, flower arranging, armchair exercises, coffee mornings and crafts. These are supported by a team of volunteers.
We meet regularly with those who live with us to talk about the activities and social life of the home, and their views are sought on every aspect of life in the home as part of our Quality Assurance system.
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The Harvest Coffee Shop
Middlefields House has its very own coffee shop where you can relax.
Registered Care Manager
Rali was born in a small town in Bulgaria near the Black Sea. After school she qualified as a dental technician and then undertook further study to become a nurse.
Rali came to the UK in 2002 and took on the position of care assistant in Devizes. In 2009 she joined Pilgrims’ Friend Society at Leonora Home (now closed) as a care team leader. In 2019 she completed a diploma in Health & Social Care. When Middlefields House opened in August 2021 she was promoted to Deputy Manager and then to Registered Care Manager.
Rali has two children, a daughter and a son. She became a Christian as a teenager in Bulgaria and helped with Sunday School with her husband (at that time only a friend), organising activities and teaching the Bible to children who were living in poorer communities.
General Manager, Middlefields House
Chris has lived and worked in Wiltshire for the last 30 years. Throughout that time his career has been in social housing management, with his most recent role being a Regional Manager for Anchor Hanover, a large provider of housing and social care for older people. Housing roles have included project management, community development, leading on environmental strategy, as well as managing a variety of teams.
Chris is an elder at a Baptist church in Hilperton, near Trowbridge, and chairman of Zimbabwe Partnership Trust, a small Christian charity supporting pastors and communities in Zimbabwe.
Nathan has extensive experience in the hospitality sector, including management roles in pubs and hotels around the South West. As he grew in his Christian faith, he opted for a change of direction, becoming a refuse collector and recycling loader. He then spotted the role of Hospitality Manager at Middlefields House advertised and decided to apply. He now manages the Harvest coffee shop, as well as overseeing the Reception, Catering, Housekeeping and Laundry.
In his spare time he plays the drums in the worship band at church and goes running three times a week.
Read a full interview Nathan here
Julia has a predominantly project office experience in the workplace until she became born again and The Lord completely changed her heart and she switched to a career in health before joining Middlefields. The heart of an evangelist with a passion for all to have a personal relationship with Jesus, particularly, the older members of our community. Julia helps to lead and assist where needed in her local church at a service aimed for the senior member.
Julia is creative and has her own Sewing Room which her carpenter husband designed and made for her. Apart from sewing and knitting, Julia thoroughly enjoys cottage gardening and most of the Spring/Summer will be found in her garden which she designed and re-landscaped. Julia is also learning to play the piano, is a keen swimmer and an avid student of scripture.
How to find us
Middlefields House is located four miles from the Junction 17 of the M4 and a mile from the town centre of Chippenham and train station.
It is served by local bus routes with local stops a short distance away.
Life at Middlefields House, Chippenham
The coffee shop is part of Middlefields House, our award-winning care home development in Chippenham, and is open to all
Meg, 18, tell us why volunteering at Middlefields House, Chippenham is a highlight of her week
Middlefields House was awarded the Pinders Healthcare Design Award 2022 for Best Architectural Design